die of

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die of (something)

To die as a result of something. This phrase can be used literally or figuratively. Is it true that Mr. Thomas died of lung cancer? When my girlfriend dumped me, I thought I would die of a broken heart.
See also: die, of

die of something

 and die from something
to perish from an injury or a particular disease. The doctors did all they could, but he finally died of cancer. What did it die from?
See also: die, of
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Layton Chapman, six, has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and epilepsy and could die from something as minor as a chest infection.
In other words, if you get measles, three years down the road, you could die from something that you would not die from had you not been infected with measles,' Metcalf said.
You won't die from this - you're more liable to die from something else.
Russell Simmons, HSAN Chairman, emphasized, "Millions of people every year die from something that is preventable and containable.